iPhone app for motor efficiency
The new BE$T application for iPhones can easily and accurately calculate an existing motor's annual electricity usage based on its nominal efficiency and compare it to the annual electricity usage of premium efficiency motors.
The new BE$T application for iPhones can easily andaccurately calculate an existing motor's annual electricity usage based on itsnominal efficiency and compare it to the annual electricity usage of premiumefficiency motors. It then recommends, by catalog number, the appropriate motorfor the application, and notes the payback period, in months, for replacing theexisting motor. The software is also capable of calculating and comparingyearly electrical savings when a variable speed drive is used verses a constantspeed motor - and it also shows annual CO 2 footprint reductions.BE$T is also available in CD-ROM format or downloadable from the companyWebsite. The BE$T iPhone application is also available from iTunes and can belocated by searching for the keyword "Baldor."
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.